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  • Soviet Freighter Docks at Ashdod, First in Israeli Waters Since 1967

    The 2,180-ton Russian freighter Vita Novitsky docked at Ashdod Monday, the first Soviet vessel in nearly 22 years to call at an Israeli port. The freighter was at dockside only five hours, loading 40 tons of flour and foodstuffs and another 40 tons of clothing and other articles for victims of the earthquake that devastated… More ▸

  • 3 People Killed, 8 Wounded in Bus Bomb Explosion in Ashdod

    Three people-two women and a man–were killed and eight wounded when an explosion ripped through an Egged bus near the central market and bus station in Ashdod this morning. Security forces detained over 100 people for questioning. Two of the dead were first described as a husband and wife, killed instantly. But police later said… More ▸

  • U.S. Navy Marks 4th of July at Ashdod

    The USS Richard E. Byrd, a destroyer attached to the Sixth Fleet, fired a 21 gun salute here Friday to mark the 204th anniversary of American independence. Israeli Navy missile boats fired a return solute. The Byrd and her sistership, USS Brombey were in port to celebrate the Fourth of July and provide share leave… More ▸

  • Ashdod Mourns Accident Victims

    Ashdod was a city of mourners yesterday as funeral services were held for the 13 victims of Tuesday’s road accident near Tiberias. They were among 58 persons on a truck that overturned while taking them to Lag B’Omer celebrations at Miron in northern Israel. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle on a steep… More ▸

  • Ashdod Strike Ends; Peretz Tells Workers to Increase Productivity

    Striking longshoremen at Ashdod went back to work late this afternoon after their leader, Yehoshua Peretz, told them to return to the docks and double and triple their output “to make Ashdod a port worthy of its name.” The dock workers struck on Tuesday, paralyzing the port and most of the rest of the town,… More ▸

  • Ashdod Port Paralyzed by Strike

    Ashdod, Israel’s second largest port, remained paralyzed today by a general strike of dock workers infuriated over a sentence imposed yesterday on their local union boss, Yehoshua Peretz. The incident, though similar to past labor strife in that volatile town of 55,000 populated largely by immigrants, has begun to take on national ramifications because it… More ▸

  • First Ship to Sail Directly from an Egyptian to an Israeli Port Arrives in Ashdod

    The Greek cruise ship Stella Solaris arrived at Ashdod this morning from Alexandria, the first ship to sail directly from an Egyptian to an Israeli port. The vessel, carrying about 400 American passengers on a month-long luxury cruise of the Mediterranean, left Alexandria at 10 p.m. last night and dropped anchor off the Israeli port… More ▸

  • Explosion Started by Fire Causes Estimated Il 3 M Damages in Ashdod

    A fire that was started by an explosion in a clothing store early yesterday in Ashdod’s shopping center destroyed five stores and caused an estimated IL 3 million in damages, according to the police. The shops were closed and there were no casualties. Police attributed the explosion to either faulty electrical wiring in the clothing… More ▸

  • Labor Disputes in Hospitals, Construction, Ashdod Continues to Plague Israel

    The strike situation in Israel not only continued but worsened today. The striking government hospital physicians, supported by their colleagues at the municipal hospitals, decided to intensify their action today by not staffing the mother-and-child-care clinics. Additionally, as a result of the continuing action, hospital conditions are becoming increasingly unkempt and unsanitary. Only patients in… More ▸